Skyrim is my first TES game.
I'm wondering if its worth it to download (if its even available) Oblivion. How is it the same? How is it different? Will I be as wowed as I've been with Skyrim? Is it as big of a game with multiple factions and settlements. I'm also relatively new to RPG's (Fallout and Mass Effect turned me) and mostly new to the fantasy genre. But the one's I've played, assuming there isn't turn based combat, I've really come to enjoy.
I guess I just want to know if I won't be hugely disappointed by taking a step back.